TENANT NUISANCES

Landlord Didn't Prove Tenant Removed Smoke Detectors or Caused Fire

August 21, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for creating a nuisance by repeatedly removing smoke detectors from her apartment and ultimately causing a fire at the building. Tenant testified at trial that she had...

Landlord Claimed Tenant Operated a Bakery in Apartment

August 21, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for creating a nuisance by renting rooms in her apartment on a short-term basis without landlord's consent and for illegal use of the apartment by operating a bakery...

Tenant Didn't Prove Her Son Needed a Guardian Ad Litem During Trial

August 12, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict tenant and her adult son for creating a nuisance in their apartment. After trial, the court ruled for landlord and issued an eviction warrant. But since only the tenant's son engaged in...

Tenant's Guest Shattered Glass Door

July 23, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict tenant because tenant's guest committed a nuisance. The guest had kicked a glass door out of frustration and broke the glass, causing damage to the property. Tenant asked the court to...

Tenant Who Assaulted Building Doorman Can Be Evicted for Nuisance

July 22, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for creating a nuisance. Landlord and tenant signed a settlement agreement putting tenant on probation for some period. During that period, tenant agreed not to resume...

Smoking in Tenant's Apartment Wasn't Prohibited by Lease and Didn't Constitute Nuisance

June 25, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for creating or permitting a nuisance due to excessive cigarette smoke that flowed into next-door tenant's apartment through gaps in the baseboards, floors, and the...

Court Gives Schizophrenic Tenant Who Started Fires Chance to Cure Nuisance Behavior

May 28, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for creating a nuisance. At trial, landlord showed that tenant caused two apartment fires in three months. The first fire, in tenant's bathtub, created a smoke...

One Incident Where Roommate Attacked Security Guard Didn't Create Nuisance

May 26, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for creating or permitting a nuisance, based on actions of tenant's roommate. Tenant asked the court to dismiss the case, arguing that the actions alleged didn't...

Single Incident Not Sufficient to Show Course of Objectionable Conduct

April 25, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for creating a nuisance. Landlord's termination notice stated that landlord left a pot burning on her stove on Aug. 29, 2017, causing a smoke condition that was dangerous and...

Notice to Cure Didn't State What Lease Provisions Were Violated

April 25, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for creating a public nuisance. Landlord claimed that tenant smoked cigarettes inside his apartment and permitted secondhand smoke to enter into neighboring apartments. Landlord claimed...

Landlord Can't Prove Tenant or Her Son Sold Drugs from Apartment

February 14, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for using her apartment to facilitate drug trade and for creating a nuisance. The court ruled against landlord after a trial. Landlord appealed and lost. There was no claim or proof...

Tenant Can't Cure Nuisance Condition

January 16, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for creating a nuisance by repeatedly filing complaints against landlord relating to conditions in her apartment, resulting in the placement of violations, and then...

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